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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:41 am
Haruki Murakami Wins the Frank O’Connor
Posted by: Keir Graff

From the Guardian Unlimited:

Haruki Murakami has won the second Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, his third collection of short stories to be published in English.

The €35,000 (£23,000) prize, which is awarded to new collections published in English during the last 12 months, is the world’s richest short story prize.

Most short-story writers, by the way, are compensated with two free copies of the journal in which the story was published. But sometimes they get one copy.

One Response to “Haruki Murakami Wins the Frank O’Connor”
  1. Likely Stories » Blog Archive » Haruki Murakami Wins the Franz Kafka Says:

    [...] Fresh from his victory lap after winning the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, Haruki Murakami has won the Franz Kafka Prize. From the Japan Times: Murakami is the sixth recipient of the award. Past winners include Philip Roth of the U.S., Ivan Klima of the Czech Republic and Peter Nadas of Hungary. In the last two years, Austrian novelist, playwright and poet Elfriede Jelinek and British playwright Harold Pinter were chosen for the prize shortly before they won the Nobel Prize for literature. [...]


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